If you are a woman and you are coming to New York, it is very likely that you gonna take the opportunity here to fill your necessaire with new makeup items, right? And in this category, many people always end up running to the Mac or Sephora Sephora – and there are also the drugstores. Ok, Mac is a great brand, Sephora has many famous brands too. However, if you are a makeup lover and want to go further, today I list 5 makeup brands with stores that worth to explore in New York.
Inglot – with more than 30 years of history, this brand founded in Poland is now one of the world’s largest companies in the makeup segment, with a strong presence at events like fashion weeks and Broadway shows. Inglot is focused in makeup, and one of the company’s goals is to offer high quality products, professional, at an affordable price. The products are the result of the combination of high quality ingredients, with intense and vibrant colors. The product mix is huge, starting with nail polishes, with many color options. The eyeshadows are available in various colors and textures; there are palettes, powder version and pigments. And there’s an important observation: Inglot pigment is 99% pure – most of the pigments in the market are around 40 to 50% purity. Besides that, it is worth remembering that this pigmentation applies to all products – observe the color of blushes and the coverage of foundations and powders. Not to mention the number of lipsticks shades and accessories such as brushes and false eyelashes. Inglot has two stores in New York – one in Chelsea Market and another one in Times Square. Do not think twice and visit the first one, which has a large, quiet and bright space. And try the HD Perfect Coverup Foundation: it provides wonderful coverage and it has an amazing texture.
Adresses: 1592 Broadway / Chelsea Market 75 9th Avenue, 5 Floor.
bareMinerals – bareMinerals used to have a store in Times Square, but in 2014, the place was closed, and the brand opened a new space in SoHo. The purpose of the change was to strengthen the company’s concept. The design is more clean and modern, the space is large and the array of products is great, with the items divided by skin shades. The brand from San Francisco is known by the formula of its products, with a unique mineral complex and a rich combination of nutrients that helps improve your skin, providing a healthy and natural look. The products are free of preservatives, waxes, oils or any other harmful ingredient to the skin. Remember that you can find the products at Sephora, but if you are walking by the neighborhood and you are a fan of the brand, why not check out the space, right? The powder foundation, best-selling, has won numerous awards. It is worth checking the Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF 20, which combines foundation and serum, with a light formula.
Address: 121 Prince Street. CLOSED
ClubClio – what about including a Korean cosmetics store in your script? ClubClio is a store with three brands from the same group: Clio Professional, Peripera and Goodall. Clio Professional is a renowned brand, famous for its iconic eyeliners, which are not only best sellers in Korea but also throughout Asia. The products have excellent formulations, and the brand is like Mac in Korea. Kill Black Waterproof Liner Pen is not only one of the best-selling brand, but also the most sold in the country. The foundation from Kill Cover line has great coverage and texture that does not weigh on the skin. Peripera is another brand from the group, younger and romantic style, whose highlight is the packaging design, always cute and fun. Peri’s Tint is a very versatile product and one of the korean women favorite to give some color to the lips.
Addresses: 11 W 14th St / Queens: 136-86 Roosevelt Avenue / Brooklyn: 5810 8th Avenue.
Kiko – Kiko is an Italian brand super famous in Europe, that came to USA in 2014. It has three stores in New York (Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens). Kiko focused in makeup: the mix of products is huge, the quality is great and the prices are fair. The stores are beautiful, and you can try everything. The sales associates are super friendly and help you with shopping. Besides the affordable prices, Kiko has special sales from time to time, with discounts that can reach 50%. It is worth noting that there is also a skincare line, with products for cleansing, moisturizing and special care. Another highlight are the makeup special collections, with lovely themes, packaging and colors. To keep an eye: Unlimited Stylo lipstick has a creamy formula, matte finish and long-lasting, in beautiful colors. Building Base Mascara is a kind of primer for eyelashes, to be applied before the mascara, improving the final effect. Do you wanna know more about Kiko? Check out this post..
Addresses: Queens: Queens Center Mall – 90-15 Queens Blvd / Brooklyn: Kings Plaza Mall – 5100 Kings Plaza / Staten Island: Staten Island Mall – Richmond Avenue.
FACE Stockholm – Founded over than 25 years in Swedish , this brand is still owned and controlled by its creator, Gun Nowak, and her daughter. It is present worldwide with over 100 stores. FACE Stockholm is the only cosmetics company of Swedish that strictly follows the ideal of national beauty: natural, simple, beautiful and fun. The products have a wide range of colors, high quality, natural ingredients and light formulas. More than 200 shades for lips, more than 150 colors of eyeshadows, blushes, foundations and powders, as well as accessories and a line of skin care – everything no tested on animals. The famous customers include celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, Natalie Portman and Sarah Jessica Parker. Try the creamy concealer that covers dark circles and blemishes without crease. Pay attention also to eyeliner pen, which provides a precise liner and quick drying.
Addresses: 10 Columbus Circle.
Laura Peruchi is a Brazilian blogger, author, and entrepreneur. She has lived in Manhattan with her husband since 2014. Since then, she has shared on her blog varied content about the Big Apple. From travel tips, including unusual things to do, shopping tips, etiquette, restaurants, and a lot more, her blog has become a reference in Portuguese (also available in English) for anyone planning a trip to New York City.